Thursday, January 2, 2014

Voice of Russia Leaves Shortwave

Many hams who came of age during the Cold War recall listening to the thinly-disguised propaganda broadcasts of Radio Moscow booming in on their shortwave receivers. 

After the fall of the Soviet Union, the station was renamed the Voice of Russia but maintained a busy shortwave broadcast schedule. It began cutting back last year, though, and as of January 1, 2014, eliminated all shortwave broadcasting. The station will continue to reach out to international audiences via medium-wave broadcasting and the internet.